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nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on "nbc 10 news today," remembering ed snider. we look back at the life and legacy of the man whose impact on our area went far beyond sports. >> first of its kind today, an unprecedent addiction forum is coming to philadelphia as part of an nbc 10 in-depth look at the drug epidemic in our region. right now, we are tracking showers in parts of our area. here's a live look at 95 where it could be a wet commute this morning for some of you. but it should clear up in the afternoon. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. he says it's going to clear up enough that we'll need our sunglasses later today. >> that's a nice turnaround. the temperatures are warm, even with the rain falling in allentown in some of the western suburbs, the temperatures are in the middle to upper 50s right now. it is a rainy start for allentown, the reading area is
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getting rain, pottstown is seeing light rain. so far, only light rainfall. it will sweep into philadelphia at 7:00. rain falling, 59 degrees, 57 at 10:00. cooler at 1:00 with cloudy skies. we will see sunshine as the afternoon progresses. the temperatures will warm back into the low 60s. which is where we are right now. some will see the commute, a bit rainy but the afternoon commute will be dry. let's find out how the roads are looking right now. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> that's right, bill. we're watching the area bridges right now. we are on the way back down from an earlier opening on the tacony palmyra. it was scheduled for 4:40 this morning. you can still take the betsy if you want. the burlington bristol is scheduled for an opening around 5:40. another 40 minutes or so to plan for your morning. watching out in carney's point township for that jackknifed tractor-trailer on the turnpike headed southbound around exit 1 toward the delaware memorial bridge. the right lane is only blocked there. traffic is stillç allowed to me
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bit scene. you can still take 295 to get through. this is further north on 295 around route 130 in west deptford. driving to the delaware memorial bridge right now, southbound from the 42 freeway from that point is a 22-minute trip and speeds into the 60s. vai? >> breaking news out of west philadelphia this morning. police say they found a man shot to death inside a car. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live for us on the scene in west philadelphia with the breaking details. pamela, what have you learned? >> vai, good morning. i want to step out of the way and show you something right now. detectives are still on the scene gathering evidence. what they're particularly interested in is the white dodge charger parked here on redfield street. we just got done speaking with police. here's what we know right now. a 25-year-old man was shot in the chest inside of that car. he was pronounced dead at the scene. neighbors telling police they did notice the car, saw the engine running, thought that the
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person inside, who turned out to be this victim, was maybe sick or sleeping in that car. he was there for several hours though. out of concern, they called police. >> there was some ballistic evidence inside of the vehicle, so it appears this victim was sitting in the driver's seat when he was shot and killed. >> reporter: we also know when police arrived, the driver's side window was rolled down. there were also bullets inside of that car. police now talking with neighbors, residents here to see if they may have heard or seen something prior to the shooting. reporting live in west philadelphia, i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. >> pamela, thank you. this morning, the tributes are continuing to pour in following the death of philadelphia flyers founder and chairman ed snider. nbc 10's katy zachry is live for us at the wells fargo center this morning where the flyers flag is hanging and flying at half-staff. good morning, katy. >> that it is, vai. good morning.
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ed snider passed away early yesterday morning after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. he single handedly changed the sport's landscapeç here in philadelphia. he was 83 years old when he passed away. he was born in washington, d.c. but moved here to philadelphia in 1964 and by the young age of 33 snider had mortgaged his home to form the philadelphia flyers and bring them here to the city of brotherly love. but his vision for sports here in philly would not stop there. in the early '90s he worked with the city and the business community to build what is today known as the wells fargo center. now, snider's wife, lynn, released a statement that says in part, i am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and admiration for ed. he was a man of tremendous vitality. at the core he was a wonderful family man. and he was an integral member of the philadelphia sports family. here is how fans are remembering ed snider. >> the fact that he was the owner of the team, it went a lot
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deeper than that. >> he represented the passion that this city has. >> reporter: and coming up in the next half hour, philadelphia mayor jim kenney talked about what the passing of ed snider means to him. and how really being a flyers fan for the kenney family was a family affair. we'll get to that coming up in 25 minutes. live in south philadelphia, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> katy, thank you. take a look at the front page of this morning's "philadelphia daily news." it features ed snider with his name inserted into the word legendary. the back page is ed snider walking down the corridor to the hockey rink. ed snider and comcast had a strong 20-year partnership. comcast is the parent company of nbc 10. right now on nbc10.com, we have a gallery of images that show his legacy and life right here in philadelphia, including these picks of the flyers stanley cup wins. learn more about his legacy,
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especially through his youth hockey foundation. >> 61 degrees outside, 5:05. we're hosting a one-of-a-kind forum featuring one of the country's leading authorities on drug policy. nbc 10's deanna durante is live at the national constitution center this morning. this all comes afternbc 10's month-long investigation into heroin abuse across our region. tell us more about it. >> well, that investigation was called "generation addicted." as you said, it took six months for our reporters and web team to dig into the heroin problem. now many of the experts, many of the people tapped on a local and national level with tackling this problem will be talking about heroin and addiction today at the national constitution center. many people have that been chosen by the president and local police department to try and tackle the problem will be here. the panel of seven. 150 people are expected to be in the audience, countless others
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can watch this on nbc10.com. the man president obama has elected to head a task force on this issue says we must change the way we look at drug addiction in this country. >> this issue has touched so many people personally. you know, so many people know someone who has gotten addicted to these medications. so many people have known someone who has died of an overdose. >> and many say that law enforcement must change its approach to dealing with people who are using drugs, saying that it needs to be changed from some sort of defect to some sort of medical condition, the fact that this is an illness that needs to be treated and that incarceration is not the answer. you'll hear from many of those people today here at the national constitution center. you can watch it on nbc10.com. reporting live in old city, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. >> you can watch the nbc 10 exclusive "combatting the heroin epidemic: a forum for change" we'll stream the event live this
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afternoon at 2:00 includely at nbc10.com and the nbc 10 app. breaks news out of brussels. prosecutors say two men rented an apartment in brussels that served as the hideout for bomber who attacked the subway as well as an accomplice. 16 people died in the march 22nd subway attack. another 16 were killed at the brussels airport. >> today it becomes official. philadelphia is getting a new fire commissioner today. mayor jim kenney will announce that adam thiel will take over the city's fire department. he was virginia's deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security. prior to that he served as the fire chief for alexandria, virginia. thiel will replace derrick sawyer who was appointed two years ago by former mayor michael nutter. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> coming up on nine minutes after 5:00. a warm start this morning. we have temperatures that are in
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the low 60s, but we're tracking some showers that are moving in from the west. that rain will move through this morning and then it will be clearing out this afternoon. we have days of sunshine to enjoy ahead. a little bit of rain we can deal with this morning. right now, rain in reading, philadelphia is cloudy. 61 degrees. that's a live view of cape may. so far, dry. cape may and the shore, too. a few sprinkles moving through burlington county and into ocean county. the bulk of the rainfall is still off to the northwest of the city. just some light sprinkles now in delaware county. the steady, light rain is starting to thin out a little bit in reading but it's still falling in allentown. you'll need an umbrella this morning. this sweeps through. we'll get sunshine later today. some sunglasses, you'll need them later on. here's the hour by hour forecast. 8:00, light rain for us. delaware, south jersey, into pennsylvania. by 9:00, already drying out for
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allentown and reading. it won't take long for that drying to happen in philadelphia either. sunshine and there goes the rain. it looks like it will be dry for evening commute. you'll have to deal with sunshine, too. shouldn't be a problem. 49 degrees this afternoon for mount pocono. mild in allentown, reading and quakertown, even though the rain showers sweep through and the winds kick in this afternoon. those will be northwesterly winds to clear out. the clouds linger at the shore with some rain, light rain for atlantic city. vineland and dover, near 60 degrees during the afternoon. it will be rain cooled this morning, just a couple degrees for west chester, drexel hill and swedesboro. 60 degrees for philadelphia with some sunshine later this jjjy seven-day forecast, this is not warm enough for you, i think you'll like what happens later this week. that when i'm back in ten. >> i think i'll like that. >> i think you're going to like that, yes. time to check in with jessica boyington. i was watching the news from my
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desk before i came on. saw there were a couple problems right now. >> checking the schuylkill expressway. >> we start to see problems later on in the week. monday, yesterday, with some of that rainfall, it was a sticky spot. we're doing better today, though, before you head out the door, here's the schuylkill expressway around spring garden street. no real problems in either direction. we're at a 13-minute drive time headed eastbound from the center city area from the blue route. average speeds dropping into the 50s but still way up there. we had an earlier opening on the tacony palmyra. there may be residual delays. that was schedule for 4:40. the big thing we'll see is delays in front of the burlington bristol, that 0ing is scheduled in the next half hour for about 5:40 this morning. of course we'll keep you updated as soon as that comes in. here's route 202. no problems in either direction. northbound or southbound. drive times with speeds into the 60s. if you're on the new jersey turnpike, travel the new jersey
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turnpike for your morning commute out in carney point township. watch for a jackknifed tractor-trailer over into the right lane. all lanes still open. 295 can be your alternate. that's clear. tracy? >> a debate is heating up over certain rights to use a bathroom. we'll show you the new rule a school in north jersey just passed and how hundreds in north carolina are protesting over the same issue. i'm matt delucia, live in the digital operations center, following decision 2016 why one candidate's children will not be allowed to vote in an upcoming primary. that's next. narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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now to decision 2016. a year ago today, hillary clinton announced she was running for president. her supporters will man phone banks around pennsylvania today to mark the occasion and get the clinton's campaign message out to voters. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in the digital operations center with more on the campaign trail that is quickly making its way to our area. matt, tell us more. >> that's right, tracy. our area will be in the spotlight two weeks from now but at the moment, the focus is on new york. the candidates have been very busy campaigning there and hillary clinton went on the attack against bernie sanders yesterday. clinton told a crowd that sanders has trouble answering questions about banks and foreign policy, adding that she's looking forward to the next debate. she then said as president she would stand up to the powerful gun lobby. clinton says she want tos figure out how to save lives and close the loopholes in current gun
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control legislation. meantime, bernie sanders who took on clinton's use of super pac and the money they get from special interests. he also told supporters in new york he does not believe possession of marijuana should be a federal crime. how about this, remember clinton's failed attempt to get into the new york city subway last week? now she's trying to have fun with the gaffe. appearing at a charity event asking mayor bill de blasio to fix the metro card slot in the subway. her website features a video clip that pops up when visitors end up on an error page. a rally in albany for donald trump got a little out of hand. a protester was ejected after there was a fight in the crowd. in the video of the altercation, a trump supporter shoves is a protester in the face as the men shout at each other. albany police say no arrests were made. on a final note, two of donald trump's churn will not be able to vote for him in the new york primary coming up. ivanka and eric trump missed a
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deadline to change party affiliation. yesterday donald trump said the two were unaware of the rules and did not register in time, that they feel very guilty about it. trump's youngest daughter, tiffany, is a registered republican in pennsylvania. she's going2to college here in philadelphia. voters in pennsylvania and delaware have primary elections two weeks from today. put that on the calendar. the deadline to register or change affiliation has passed in both states. live in the digital operations center, i'm matt delucia, nbc 10 news. for the most comprehensive coverage of race to the white house, logon to nbc10.com or the nbc 10 app. we have an entire section dedicated to decision 2016 with up to the minute information. with the nbc 10 app, get instant alerts and notifications from the campaign trail. this morning, we're learning more details about the road rage shooting death of former new orleans saints player will smith. the shooting suspect cardell hayes had a court hearing yesterday. police say hayes shot smith in
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the back during an argument. police say it happened after a traffic accident in new orleans on saturday night. smith's wife was also shot but is expected to recover. hayes's lawyer says his klein the fired his gun in self-defense. >> not only did my client call 911, but my client secured a witness who was about to leave the scene and my client waited for law enforcement to arrive. >> hayes is charged with second degree murder. police are holing him on $1 million bond. a high school near fresno, california will allow some of its staff members to carry guns on campus. the school board said it will let up to five staffers at the school carried concealed weapons. the staffers have to have permits and undergo training. the students won't know who's carrying. opponents of the new policy are comparing it to the wild west but the local police chief there supports it. >> if a staff member wants to put themselves at risk like that, i'm all for that and i'll support them in any way that i
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can. >> california state law allows the school's new gun policy which is now in effect. 57:19 this tuesday morning. people getting out and about and getting ready to head to work. let's give them a check on traffic. >> yes. >> let's check your ride to work. jessica boyington has that. >> good morning, everyone. we're starting on the 4 freeway in deptford, new jersey, right around route 41. no problems in either directionç headed northbound from 55 to the philadelphia area and the walt whitman bridge, still a four-minute trip and speeds into the 60s. if you're drive on the new jersey turnpike, watch for the jackknifed tractor-trailer in carney's point township. the right lane is blocked there. traffic still moving through the area. if you want to take an alternate, take 295. that looks great over in new jersey as well. watch for construction. closed for paving on 33rd street between south street and
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chestnut street this morning. some construction there. the area bridges are doing okay. we're back down from that earlier opening on the tacony palmyra but now we're watching the burlington bristol. schedule opening for 5:40 this morning. more updates when i come back in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. 5:20. just over an hour away from sunrise but we're starting off with clouds. sunshine is on hold. as far as rain is concerned, that is yet to arrive in philadelphia. but the warm air, we've got that this morning. 61 degrees with the winds helping to keep it warm. at the shore, 50s for now for cape may. there will be rain moving into cape may. we've seen a few sprinkles in new jersey. look at these temperatures, 61, northeast philadelphia, wilmington, dover, 60 degrees, upper 50s in reading. a very mild start. but the rain will drop the temperatures a little bit into the 50s for philadelphia, like it has in allentown and reading. now just a few sprinkles moving
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into montgomery county. the steadier, light rain does have breaks in it. these rain showers will be on and off to start with. and then clearing out, that's a cold front that's going to be coming through the area. so gusty winds this afternoon. that's going to give us some quick clearing. in fact, 10:00 this morning, clearing from the pocono mountains. there goes the rain by 6:00 this evening, nice and dry. it will be dry for the evening commute. this morning, you'll need the umbrella. the forecast is calling for morning rain, then breezy and clearing, afterno noon temperatures in the upper 50s with lower 60s and warmer weather to come.ç 60 degrees for wednesday, after a cold are start tomorrow morning of 37 degrees. 63, though, on thursday and friday plenty of sunshine, back into the low 60s. look what happens this weekend. 66 saturday. then it's into the 70s sunday and closer to 80 degrees with sunshine monday afternoon. >> we can't wait. 21 minutes past 5:00 a.m.
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it is 61 degrees right now. officers cleared. hear why jurors acquitted two philadelphia police officers after they were charged with wrongly beating a man. plus, not one, not two, not even three. did you hear about the rare accomplishment one baseball fan pulled off just by taking his seat.
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as phillies fans know, the odds of catching a foul ball is
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actually pretty low. >> you're about to see someone beat the odds and then some. a tigers fan in detroit caught five foul balls yesterday. he got four of them during the game and one at batting practice. get this, the tigers broadcast team says dugan gave all of the balls away. dugan is a season ticket holder. he must figure, you know what, next game i go to. >> i get another one. the lottery for the 2016 blue cross broad street run is over. 40,000 runners already have their bibs but you have one final chance to run the blue cross broad street run on may 1st. nbc 10 is giving away two bibs to our viewers. just enter the nbc 10 sweepstakes by going to nbc10.com and click on the contest tab. the deadline is this sunday. fast approaching, april 17th. race day is 26 days away. nbc 10 and telemundoç 62 will
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broadcast the race from start to finish. wall street hopes for a big turnaround today while verizon workers could soon go on strike. landon dowdy is here with both stories. good morning. >> hi there, tracy. good morning to you as well. unions representing about 40,000 verizon workers say they'll go on strike wednesday if a new contract is not reached. they've been working without a contract since august. they mostly work on land line phones and internet operations on the east coast. in 2011 a strike lasted about two weeks. meanwhile on wall street, it will try to turn its fortunes around today. the s&p index, the broadest measure of the mark setback in negative territory for the year. a look at import prices today which are used to measure inflation and products traded worldwide. the dow falling 20 points to
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17,556. the nasdaq down 17 to 4,833. back over to you. >> we'll see what happens today. landon dowdy with cnbc. thanks. >> i'm katy zachry, live in south philadelphia. a philadelphia sports legend has passed away. but his mark on philadelphia is long lasting. coming up after the break, i'll tell you how prominent city leaders are remembering ed snider. plus, taking it to the big screen. we're following the fight over the proposed soda tax in philadelphia. and how critics are responding.
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this is nbc 10 news. >> right now onç "nbc 10 news today," remembering ed snider. here's a live look at the wells fargo center this morning where the flyers flag is at half-staff in honor of their founder and chairman. we're following breaking news this morning out of west philadelphia. a murder investigation is now under way after a man was found shot to death inside a car. we are live on the scene. and we're tracking showers this morning. here's a live look at center city where we are off to a warm start. 61 degrees outside at 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. it's raining in some places throughout the area. it should finish off

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